Prep Round-up: Lady Chiefs capture both I-70 crowns
ALMA -- It didn't take long for the Santa Fe volleyball team to record a double-dip, adding the I-70 Conference regular season championship to its tournament title.
Senior Chelsea Gieselman had seven aces and nine assists and senior Kylie Wagner knocked down eight shots Tuesday to lead the Lady Chiefs to a 25-11, 25-12 victory over Windsor for their second crown in three years -- and seventh since 1996.
The Lady Greyhounds (4-20-1, 0-7 I-70) had difficulty with serve-receive, giving up 14 aces to Santa Fe, including three to senior Lauren Malan.
Sophomore Molly Sander had four kills and Gieselman and junior Lauren Aversman added three each for the Lady Chiefs. Senior Joci Russell led the club with seven digs.
Fourth-ranked Santa Fe (23-4-3, 7-0) had one regular season match remaining, a Thursday home tilt against No. 7 Kansas City Lutheran.
St. Paul 2, Sweet Springs 0
SWEET SPRINGS -- St. Paul only missed one serve all night Tuesday to notch a 25-13, 25-14 I-70 Conference victory over the host Sweet Springs volleyball team.
Junior Taylor Vogelsmeier had four kills and 12 service points for the Lady Saints (20-8-2, 6-1 I-70), who finished second in the league to Santa Fe.
Sophomore Shelby Hayworth led the Lady Greyhounds with three kills, while junior Kim Rennison had five digs. Junior Kathleen Tyler had a solid all-around game with two spikes, three saves, a pair of aces and five assists.
Sweet Springs (5-18, 1-6) closed the regular season with 12 straight losses, but will try to end that skid Monday in the Class 1, District 12 Tournament at LaMonte.
Marshall 3, Kirksville 0
Junior Jon Najera was involved in all three goals Tuesday during the Marshall boys' soccer team's 3-0 NCMC shutout of visiting Kirksville.
Najera converted a crossing pass from senior Chris McCoy to get the Owls on the scoreboard 20 minutes into the match, then set up senior Kaleb Brashears for a shot four minutes later.
McCoy assisted the second goal of the game, and 15th of the season, for Najera in the 15th minute of the second half.
The Tigers (6-16, 3-8 NCMC) were out-shot 11-1, with junior John Ross making eight saves. Senior Steve Skogsberg stopped the only attack by the visitors for his seventh shutout of the season.
Marshall (15-5, 7-2) will be on the road Thursday at Hannibal.